ABB to provide digital automation systems for Indian cement grinding facility

ABB recently won an order to provide integrated digital automation and electrical systems for Emami Cement’s greenfield cement grinding unit at its plant in Orissa, India. Emami Cement, the flagship company of the Kolkata-based Emami Group , is investing in setting up energy-efficient cement plants to meet future demand from ongoing infrastructure investment in the country. Over 50% of the cement capacity in India currently uses ABB’s automation solutions.

With increasing focus on the cement sector to reduce energy consumption and optimize production, Emami cement is implementing advanced automation solutions that focus on minimizing costs and improving plant uptime.

ABB’s electrical and automation solution at the new facility have been developed and optimized based on over a century of experience in electrification and process control in cement production. ABB provides integrated products, services and solutions to help customers in the cement industry optimize their power and productivity.

“India’s infrastructure and housing is an integral part of our country’s growth and we would like to ensure we contribute to the national cause providing best in class quality cement to our consumers, at the same time being environmentally responsible by deploying world-class technology and manufacturing process in our plants” adds Mr. Vivek Chawla, CEO, Emami Cement Limited.

ABB will be undertaking complete project implementation of supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the electrical distribution and ABB Ability 800xA automation system. The electrical distribution system includes a 220 kV Switchyard with 20/25 MVA 220kV/11kV Transformer, 11 kV Board, Intelligent Motor Control Center, Distribution transformer, medium- and low- voltage capacitors and related accessories. System 800xA DCS will integrate control, electrical and  communication systems for optimal visibility into all processes for stable production and efficent use of all raw materials and energy.

ABB is a specialist in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry, and transport and infrastructure globally. Continuing history of innovation more than 125 years long, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries and has about 136,000 employees.


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